Jerry Doyle, ‘Babylon 5’ Star and EpicTimes Founder, Dies at 60

He was also the host of a nationally syndicated talk radio show

Jerry Doyle, known for his role on the science-fiction TV series “Babylon 5” and for founding EpicTimes, has died, his family announced on Thursday. He was 60.

TMZ reported that Doyle, who was also the host of a nationally syndicated talk radio show, was found unresponsive in his Las Vegas home on Wednesday afternoon.

Cause of death is not yet known. However, Clark County, Nevada, coroner John Fudenberg told TheWrap that foul play is not suspected.

Fudenberg added that the autopsy has been completed, and results should be available in six to eight weeks.

The same message was posted on his verified Facebook fan page, as well.

Doyle, a Brooklyn native, began acting in 1987 after working as a stockbroker for a decade. He scored his first role on the Bruce Willis TV series “Moonlighting” before being cast as security officer Michael Garibaldi on “Babylon 5: The Gathering,” a 1993 made-for-TV movie that launched the “Babylon 5” TV series that ran for five seasons until 1998. Other credits include “NYPD Blue,” “JAG,” “Sliders,” “Martial Law” and “Beverly Hills, 90210.”

More recently, however, Doyle turned his talents to radio, hosting the “Jerry Doyle Show” on Talk Radio Network. He launched news platform EpicTimes in 2013.

Doyle ran as the Republican candidate for California’s 24th Congressional District in 2000 and wrote a book published in 2009 called “Have You Seen My Country Lately? America’s Wake-Up Call.”

In an EpicTimes blog post published Thursday, “Babylon 5” creator J. Michael Straczynski offered a lengthy statement on Doyle’s death, noting that despite their political differences, he still had a massive amount of respect for the actor.

“Despite our differences, when Jerry ran for congress as a Republican not long after ‘Babylon 5’ ended, I donated to his campaign. Not because I agreed with him, but because I respected him; because there was one area in which we agreed: the vital intersection between the arts of acting and storytelling,” Straczynski wrote. “In that respect, Jerry was a consummate professional.”

“He was funny, and dangerous, and loyal, and a prankster, and a pain in the ass; he was gentle and cynical and hardened and insightful and sometimes as dense as a picket fence … and his passing is a profound loss to everyone who knew him, especially those of us who fought beside him in the trenches of ‘Babylon 5,'” Straczynski continued. “It is another loss in a string of losses that I cannot understand. Of the main cast, we have lost Richard Biggs, Michael O’Hare, Andreas Katsulas, Jeff Conaway and now Jerry Doyle, and I’m goddamned tired of it.”

Straczynski concluded: “So dear sweet universe, if you are paying attention in the vastness of interstellar space, take a moment from plotting the trajectory of comets and designing new DNA in farflung cosmos, and spare a thought for those who you have plucked so untimely from our ranks … and knock it off for a while. Because this isn’t fair. And Jerry Doyle would be the first person to tell you that. Right before he put a fist in your face. Which is what I imagine he’s doing right now, on the other side of the veil.”

A number of his fans are holding out hope that news of his death is some kind of hoax.